ANTagonistPRO polymer enhanced bifenthrin fire ants
Sundew ANTagonistPRO_w Polymer Sticker_HACCP International

NAME:
ANTagonistPRO

PRODUCT TYPE:
Insecticide

ACTIVE INGREDIENT/S:
80 g/LPolymer Enhanced Bifenthrin

FORMULATION TYPE:
Suspension Concentrate

PACK SIZE:
1L (Order Code: SUN095)
5L (Order Code: SUN569)

MARKET SEGMENTS:
For the control of ants (including Red Imported Fire Ants and Yellow Crazy Ants) and a range of urban pests, and for the control of a range of pests in ornamental plants and turf as specified in the directions for use.

SDS Label Declaration Technical Bulletin HACCP

DECEMBER 2023 UPDATE
ANTagonistPRO Approved to safeguard vehicles against red imported fire ants and yellow crazy ants.

In a groundbreaking move for invasive pest control in Australia, ANTagonistPRO has received official approval on the 29th November 2023 for treating vehicles (see note below re ‘vehicles’), earth-moving equipment, and shipping containers to prevent the spread of red imported fire ants and yellow crazy ants in south east Queensland and New South Wales. This marks a significant milestone in the fight against invasive ant species that pose a threat to both ecosystems and human activities in Australia. With this approval, Sundew Solutions embraces a holistic approach to containment, addressing not only the transport of goods but also the machinery and equipment crucial to various industries.

The application of ANTagonistPRO within shipping containers extends beyond the conventional, allowing it to be strategically applied to pallets, machinery, and goods related to plant nurseries in south east Queensland and northern New South Wales. This innovation comes as a response to the challenges posed by invasive ant species infiltrating vital sectors between south east Queensland and New South Wales. As an Australian first, this approval positions ANTagonistPRO as a key player in safeguarding not only the environment but also the integrity of industries dependent on the smooth movement of goods. The versatility of its application demonstrates a commitment to comprehensive pest management, setting a precedent for other regions grappling with similar invasive species issues.

With ANTagonistPRO’s expanded scope of approval, industries across south east Queensland and New South Wales can now fortify their defenses against the relentless intrusion of red imported fire ants and yellow crazy ants. This development not only protects vital sectors in these states but also showcases Sundew Solutions dedication to innovative solutions in limiting the spread of invasive tramp ant species.  

VEHICLES:  including but not limited to cars, buses, earth moving equipment, trucks, rail cars and recreational vehicles.  Refer to product details for further definitions.

APRIL 2023 UPDATE
Important new FIRE ANT label change to ANTagonistPRO Polymer Enhanced Bifenthrin a ‘Boom’ for pest management professionals

Sundew is pleased to announce the update to the ANTagonistPRO 80 SC label to now allow application by boom spray for treating large areas infested with Red Imported Fire Ants.

Sundew Solutions has dedicated many years of in-field research and development treating the invasive pests red imported fire and yellow crazy ant in various locations in south east Queensland.  This resulted in both ANTagonistPRO 80 SC polymer enhanced bifenthrin and SAS PRO fipronil granular ant killer both receiving APVMA approval in early 2021.

At the time of receiving this approval for fire and yellow crazy ants there was a restraint in place where ANTagonistPRO could not be applied by boom spray equipment to cover large infested areas. 

With the support of government agencies and large land holders Sundew has successfully worked with the APVMA to have this restriction removed from the ANTagonistPRO label.

This now means that ANTagonistPRO can be applied by ground vehicles using boom spray equipment over large areas very quickly and efficiently.

The update to the ANTagonistPRO label will provide greater versatility of application in treating these pests and will be a welcome upgrade for pest management professionals in south east Queensland and New South Wales.

APRIL 2021 UPDATE
Following extensive research and field trials in South East Queensland, Sundew Solutions is pleased to announce the approval by the APVMA to add the treatment of Red Imported Fire Ants and Yellow Crazy Ants to Sundew ANTagonistPRO 80 SC polymer enhanced bifenthrin.

ANTagonistPRO has been used in Australia and overseas by pest management professionals, turf care professionals, and Government authorities for many years for the treatment of the tramp ant known as Argentine Ants.  ANTagonistPRO has been used as part of a treatment program in overseas locations to successfully eradicate Argentine ants in national parks and other locations.  The addition of Red Imported Fire Ants and Yellow Crazy Ants is an exciting and keenly welcomed inclusion to the ANTagonistPRO label.  The advanced polymer technology UNIQUE to ANTagonistPRO will give professionals treating Red Imported Fire Ants and Yellow Crazy Ants and unparalleled tool in the successful treatment of these invasive tramp ant species.

What is ANTagonistPRO Approved for Use on?

ANTagonistPRO is a suspension concentrate formulation containing a revolutionary Polymer Enhanced Synthetic Pyrethroid approved for the treatment of:

General Pest Control Situations

Ants (including Red Imported Fire Ants and Yellow Crazy Ants), spiders, wasps, cockroaches, mosquitoes, biting midges, fleas, flies, ticks, and termites for protection of service poles and fence posts, and for the eradication of termite nests in trees, poles, posts, and stumps by flooding the nest with ANTagonistPRO.

Turf Situations

Lawn armyworms, sod webworms, Argentine stem weevil adults, billbug adults, African black beetle adults, ants (including but not limited to Black ant, coastal brown ant, funnel ants, meat ant, sugar ant, red imported fire ant, yellow crazy ant, and stinging ant.

Roses, Carnations and other Ornamental Plants Situations

Two spotted mites, aphids, caterpillars, loopers, corn earworm, native budworm, lightbrown apple moth, whitefly, poinsettia white fly, mealybug, plague thrips and cutworms in beds, containers and pots.

Key Features:

  1. Utilises unique NEW Polymer Enhanced Synthetic Pyrethroid formulation

  2. NOW approved for Red Imported Fire Ants and Yellow Crazy Ants – April 2021

  3. NOW approved for application through boom spray equipment for treating large areas of Red Imported Fire Ant and Yellow Crazy Ants infestations – April 2023

  4. Available in convenient 1L easy measure chamber pack or 5L bulk jerry bottle

  5. Ideal for hard surfaces eg. concrete paths, brickwork, etc.

  6. Stable on alkaline surfaces eg. concrete, cement board, etc.

  7. Available only to pest management professionals

  8. Ideal around sensitive areas such as schools and day-cares where nuisance ants can cause great distress

  9. Registered for treatment of nuisance ants – doesn’t matter if they are sugar feeders or protein feeders – ANTagonistPRO controls the lot!

  10. Certified by HACCP International and endorsed as suitable for use in food and beverage facilities

Sundew field trials and real world experience recommends the use of  Sundew ANTagonistPRO Polymer Enhanced Bifenthrin on hard surfaces such as concrete, walls, driveways, posts, sleepers, ant trails, nests, etc. WITH SAS PRO applied to broken surfaces such as lawns, garden beds, between pavers, compost, ant trails, nests, etc. for season long control of all ant species in domestic situations.

Sundew SAS PRO is a fipronil based specially graded silica carrier used to treat the non-solid or broken surfaces.  Read more here about SAS PRO>> 

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